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Table 1 Baseline clinicopathological characteristics of the comparison of parameters between two groups of patients

From: Digital surgery group versus traditional experience group in head and neck reconstruction: a retrospective controlled study to analyze clinical value and time-economic-social effect

Variable Digital surgery-assisted (n = 25) Conventional surgery (n = 27) P-value
Mean age (years) 45.7 48.8 0.52
Gender    0.10
 Male 11 18  
 Female 14 9  
Pathological type    0.09
 Squamous cell carcinoma 7 12  
 Sarcoma 3 8  
 Ameloblastoma 7 3  
 Others 8 4  
Lesion location    0.29
 Maxilla 3 8  
 Mandible 19 16  
 Maxillofacial soft tissue 3 3  
Flap selection    0.19
 Free fibula 12 8  
 Free ilium 9 10  
 Floating rib 1 0  
 Composite reconstruction 3 9  
Coexisting other conditions or diseases    0.51
 Yes 17 16  
 No 8 11  
Neck dissection 17 15 0.35
Re-exploration 7 9 0.68
Adjuvant therapy    0.27
 Yes 9 6  
 No 16 21  
Smokers 10 15 0.26
Number of osteotomies (mean) 2.16 2.03 0.54
 ≤1 4 7 0.67
 2 13 12  
 ≥3 8 8  
Defect range (cm, mean) 6.20 5.74 0.36
Follow-up (months, mean) 32.8 39.1 0.42
Survival outcome    0.12
 Living 22 19  
 Deceased 3 8